Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 2, 2017 – In a similar fashion to last year, CD Barnes Construction held their second annual March Madness Tournament in an effort to exercise some team building skills. This year however, it wasn’t just CD Barnes’ employees competing for bragging rights; the local contractor also invited some of their consultants and clients to join the fun and added another incentive for winning the bracket challenge. In addition to the first through fourth place teams winning cash prizes, the first place team also got to donate a thousand dollars to an organization of their choice.
Although the tournament wasn’t the typical NCAA bracket challenge that most people are familiar with, the goal was to accumulate the most points at the end of the championship. Throughout the tournament teams carefully selected their winning basketball teams for the first thirty-two-game round, the second sixteen-game round, the third eight-game round, the fourth two-game round, and finally the last championship round. Points were awarded based on the margin of victory of the winning team.
Taking the first place spot was teammates Adam and Terry of the Ridges of Cascade. When it came time to choose an organization to receive the donation monies, the team chose a local non-profit that is close to their hearts, the Community Recovery Care Center. The Community Recover Care Center’s vision is to bring faith, hope, love and recovery to hurting people locally and internationally. The center, which has two locations, one at 1975 Jefferson Ave. SE and one at 2340 Dean Lake Ave. NE, offers a wide variety of support services that include Monday and Friday night ministries, pastoral care, resourcing and referral, advocacy, training and counseling. Furthermore, the center offers support for adults, children, individuals and families. For more information about the Community Recovery Care Center, please visit, www.commrecoverycc.org.